One rainy Sunday afternoon in central Massachusetts, a restless 9-year-old Sebastien dug through his closet to find an old classical guitar, and a lifelong obsession began. Sebastien spent his collegiate years as a Presidential Scholar at the University of Southern California’s prestigious Studio/Jazz Guitar Program studying jazz and classical guitar performance, theory, composition and songwriting while playing everything from jazz, bossa nova, rock, R&B, flamenco, fusion and funk, to blues, slide guitar and dobro, country, and beyond.
Sebastien has studied under world-renowned guitarists Bruce Forman, Frank Potenza, Richard Smith, Pat Kelley, Adam del Monte, and Steve Trovato. Sebastien graduated with a Bachelor of Music Degree in Studio/Jazz Guitar Performance with a Minor in Songwriting.
Sebastien’s favorite musicians include: Derek Trucks, Joe Bonamassa, Jeff Beck, Prince, Miles Davis, Biffy Clyro, John Legend, Al di Meola, Stevie Wonder, Four Year Strong, Phoenix, Van Halen, Mutemath, Frightened Rabbit, Bad Rabbits, Black Dahlia Murder, Aaron Parks, John Mayer, Gojira, Taylor Eigsti, and beyond…